Success in international business is not just about you and your customers in Brazil. Get to know the business facts of the country you are dealing with and familiarize yourself with the different business practices, cultures, customs regulations and the economy.
Country Facts Brazil
KEY FACTS BRAZIL
202 Million (2017)
Brazilian Real R$
As the largest economy in South America and hoster of major events such as the 2016 Olympics, many companies are interested in expanding their business to this country and continent. Tourism is one of the most important industries. Every year, millions of visitors from all over the world celebrate their holidays in Brazil.
Brazil is the largest country in South America, with its 8.5 million square kilometers it covers almost half of the continent. It is also the fourth largest country in the world, with only the United States, Russia, China and Canada being larger.
The most important export products are cars, planes, textiles and coffee. Many people work in service-related industries or in the manufacturing industry.
Doing business in Brazil
- The higher the local content, the greater the chances of success
- Invest in long-term personal relationships and contacts
- Come back as often as possible, contact counts
- Learn and speak Brazilian Portuguese; very few Brazilians speak English
- Brazilians love humor
- Enter conversations as relaxed as possible and leave room for small talk
- Brazilians are not always on time; do not confuse that with being rude
- Do not wear shorts; dress code is usually a jacket with tie
Bron: Rijkdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (rvo.nl)
Trade indicators Brazil
- GDP $2.2 Trillion (2015)
- World’s 8th Largest Economy
Brazil and DHL Express
With our years of experience and extensive local network, DHL Express is your ideal partner to support your business in this emerging economy. Easily send your important documents and packages via DHL Express to, for example, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte or Viracopos.
....since 1978... ... 900 employees... ...15 Service Centers
...over 280 vehicles... ...41 daily inbound flights
Brazil / Netherlands transit times
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DHL Express strives to provide accurate and reliable information. Published transit times are indicative. At www.dhl.nl you can view the current transit times. Published transit times are based on the most common transit time between two countries to direct delivery areas in the destination country. The transit time for non-direct delivery areas is available through our customer service. Published transit times may vary, among other things, due to local customs procedures in the destination country or a non-average value, size or a non-average weight of a shipment.
National bank Holidays Brazil
|01 jan||New Year's day|
|15 apr||Good Friday|
|17 apr||Easter Sunday|
|18 apr||Easter Monday|
|21 apr||Tiradentes Day|
|01 may||Labour day|
|07 sept||Independence day|
|02 nov||All Souls'day|
|15 nov||Republic day|
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